Map Palace of the Elector of Brandenburg. Residentia Electoralis Brandenburgica

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Title

  • Palace of the Elector of Brandenburg.

Other Title

  • Residentia Electoralis Brandenburgica

Summary

  • This birds-eye view map offers a detailed picture of the Berlin palace of the elector of Brandenburg as it appeared in 1688. The residence was part of a large fortress that Frederick William I (1620--88) ordered built following the end of the Thirty Years' War (1618--48) in Germany. Construction began in 1650 under the direction of the architect and engineer, Johann Gregor Memhardt (1607--78), and continued for more than a quarter of a century. The complex, also known as the Berlin Fortress, had five city gates and 13 bastions. Frederick William I was elector of Brandenburg and duke of Prussia from 1640 until his death. Known as "the Great Elector," he was responsible for reforms that laid the basis for the elevation of Prussia from duchy to kingdom under his son, Frederick III, elector of Brandenburg (1657--1713), who became King Frederick I of Prussia in 1701. The map is by Johann Bernhard Schultz, a medallion maker, engineer, and cartographer from Berlin, who died in 1695.

Contributor Names

  • Schultz, Johann Bernhard, died 1695 Cartographer.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1688.

Subject Headings

  • -  Germany--Berlin--Berlin
  • -  1688
  • -  Forts and fortifications

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 map.
  • -  Original resource at: Berlin State Library - Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.
  • -  Content in Latin.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • World History

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668458

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Schultz, Johann Bernhard, Died 1695 Cartographer. Palace of the Elector of Brandenburg. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1688] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668458/.

APA citation style:

Schultz, J. B. (1688) Palace of the Elector of Brandenburg. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668458/.

MLA citation style:

Schultz, Johann Bernhard, Died 1695 Cartographer. Palace of the Elector of Brandenburg. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1688] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668458/>.